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CONFERENCE AGENDA DAY TWO

  • Paris CET Time  Time Converter

  • Registration and Welcome Coffee from 08.30
  • Start of the Conference 09.00
  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 19.00

MORNING SESSIONS

Morning Chairman
Roy Chua, Founder and Principal at AvidThink

Roy Chua is Founder and Principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research group. Prior to co-founding SDxCentral and running its research and product teams, Roy was a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 and startup technology companies on go-to-market and product consulting.  As an early proponent of the software-defined infrastructure movement, Roy is a frequent speaker at technology events in the telco and cloud space and a regular contributor to leading online publications. A graduate of UC Berkeley's electrical engineering and computer science program and MIT's Sloan School of Business, Roy has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups.



09.00
Single-Pass-Processing in SASE: A Deep-dive and Real-life Example
Explaining what single-pass-processing is and why it matters so much. Viewing into SASE Cloud’s internal architecture and single-pass-processing, and sharing real-life examples of how it works.

Eyal Webber-Zvik, VP, Product Marketing, Cato Networks

Eyal Webber-Zvik is Cato Networks' Vice President of Product Marketing. Previously, Eyal ran Cato’s product management organization where he helped build the Cato platform.  Eyal brings more than 20 years of experience in security and networking companies.

09.20
Journey to SASE Automation
Describing an automation framework, and discussing partnerings with 18 SD-WAN and networking companies, to deliver SASE Automation. Explaining original goals, anatomy of SASE automation, and lessons learned from working with customers in 185 countries.

Eddie Parra, Global Lead and Sr. Director of Solution Architecture, Zscaler
09.40
SASE and Secure Connectivity as a Service
Describing the main aspects of the Enterprises journey to a SASE solution and how it is impacting the design of corporate networks. Covering networking trends, and how to unify networking and security services into a cloud-delivered solution based on a connectivity Platform.

Dr. Marcus Hacke, CTO & founder, ngena

Marcus Hacke developed the idea and concept behind ngena. He is Managing Director since the company’s formation in February 2016 and acting as CTO. From 2004 until then, he worked at Deutsche Telekom Group where he held several managerial positions in Sales, Delivery and Product Management.  In these roles, his responsibilities included global provisioning and operations of telecommunications solutions, as well as the development of a global IT portfolio. Before joining Deutsche Telekom, Marcus spent seven years in the industry as a business consultant with McKinsey & Company, focusing on the IT and telecommunications industries.  Marcus holds a doctorate in physics, and recently won the Network Transformation Awards 2018 for “Individual Achievements” for his contribution to the ongoing global network transformation process and his achievements in the SDN world.

10.00
AIOps for SASE: Moving from Intelligent Problem Solving to Self-Healing Networks
The complexity of solving connectivity problems for work-from-anywhere end-user devices and critical IoT devices has grown exponentially in the last two years. With AIOps, IT Operations has a solution that automates identifying the real problems, pinpoints the root cause, and can even self-heal the problem.

Abe Ankumah, VP Product Management, SASE, VMware

Abe Ankumah joined VMware via the Nyansa acquisition in February 2020. Prior to joining VMWare, Abe was CEO and Co-Founder of Nyansa, Inc. a fast-growing innovator of AI-based network analytics based in in Palo Alto, CA.   Before Nyansa, Abe was Director of Products and Alliances at Meraki (acquired by Cisco). Abe also held multiple roles at Aruba Networks in product management and business operations. Earlier in his career, Abe was part of the founding engineering team at the fabless semiconductor company, Fulcrum Microsystems (acquired by Intel), a leader in the low-latency switching market.   Abe holds a BS degree from Caltech and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

10.20
Delivering Differentiated SD-WAN & SASE Services to SMB
Discussing the challenges of SMB and how to deliver services that meet both the service and price expectations of SMB with innovative and efficient open-source, white-box SD-WAN & SASE solutions.

Jean-Marc de Maraumont, Key Account Manager, Advantech
10.40
Coffee/Exhibition/Networking Break


11.10
How to Secure Enterprise Networking: Single Product Approach or Service Integration
SD-WAN vendors are taking different approaches for reaching a networking & security offering they market as SASE. From native in-house development, through different types of partner integrations to acquisitions. Discussing the inherent tension between more choice to solution silos.

Amir Zmora, CEO & Co-founder, flexiWAN

Amir Zmora is CEO & Co-founder of flexiWAN, the world’s first Open Source SD-WAN & SASE.  Before starting flexiWAN, Amir was CEO & Co-founder of SwitchRTC, a Real-time, interactive WebRTC based video CDN and B2B/B2C collaboration solution acquired by YouNow. Among his previous positions, Amir was VP Products & Marketing for the Technology Business Unit of RADVISION, an Avaya company.

11.30
Design and Use Cases

Thomas Lentz, Senior Solution Manager, Singtel

Thomas is working for more than 20 Years in the ICT Business and since 6 Years with Singtel as Senior Solution Manager leading the Pre-Sales Team in Germany. Specialised to innovative services for Global Enterprise business customers.  During his career Thomas worked as Internet specialist, MPLS Solution Architect, SIP Specialist, Internal Trainer for new technology as well as presales consultant. The challenges Thomas covers these days are the local internet integration into corporate networks, hybrid routing approaches, Software defined WAN, Network Function Virtualisation, innovative network management and reporting as well as technical contract management.

11.50
Managed SD-WAN Services: From Reluctance to Accelerated Adoption
Secure SD-WAN provides a unique opportunity for service providers to expand their networking and security services and provide managed WAN services with integrated security. But reluctance to change means solutions with weak and inconsistent security continue to exist. This session will focus on how service providers can deliver differentiated value to customers through converged SD-WAN managed services as well as embarking on the journey to SASE.

Mehdi Halit, MSSP Solutions Marketing, Fortinet

Mehdi Halit is leading Fortinet’s solutions marketing for the Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) segment, with emphasis on driving revenue and growth for existing and prospective MSSPs. Mehdi has over 20 years of international sales and marketing experience in networking and security in the telecoms and service provider markets.   Prior to joining Fortinet, Mehdi worked for several leading IT, Telecoms and VAS companies including Schlumberger, Ooredoo and Gemalto. Mehdi holds a PhD in Electronics from University of Lille.   Mr. Halit is based at Fortinet’s EMEA headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

12.10
Validating SD-WAN Managed Services from Lab to Live
Introducing a comprehensive model for SD-WAN Validation, which is tailored to the specific nature of SD-WAN managed services. Examining the specific needs at each layer of the SD-WAN stack. Sharing a discussion on the implications of virtualized SD-WAN endpoints.

Marc Cohn,
Principal Technology Strategist, Spirent Communications

Marc Cohn is Principal Technology Strategist for Virtualization at Spirent. He is responsible for qualifying opportunities that leverage Spirent’s testing/assurance core competencies in SDN, NFV, and automation.   Marc created and lead the MEF SD-WAN Certification Program, working closely with MEF. He was appointed Co-Chair of the MEF Certification Committee (2019-20), and is leads the MEF Security Test and Certification Incubation Group. Marc also authors the MEF SD-WAN Insider Blog on AvidThink.   Recognised as a thought leader for the open SDN/NFV movement, he has held senior leadership roles in the Open Networking Foundation, ETSI NFV ISG, and open source networking projects: OPEN-O (Executive Director), OpenDaylight (Silver Level Board Representative), and PNDA.   Prior to joining Spirent, Marc held senior executive roles for innovative NFV/SDN market leaders such as EnterpriseWeb, the Linux Foundation, ClearPath Networks, among others.   Marc also served as Editor for the industry's most important SDN/NFV publications including the original ONF SDN White Paper, NFV Insider Blog (SDxCentral) on behalf of the ETSI NFV ISG leadership and the Linux Foundation Harmonization White Paper.   Marc earned a MS EE degree from the University of Southern California, where he was a Hughes Fellow, and also received the first Computer Engineering degree granted by the University of Missouri.

12.30
Lunch/Exhibition/Networking Break

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Chairman
Amir Zmora, CEO & Co-founder, flexiWAN

Amir Zmora is CEO & Co-founder of flexiWAN, the world’s first Open Source SD-WAN & SASE.  Before starting flexiWAN, Amir was CEO & Co-founder of SwitchRTC, a Real-time, interactive WebRTC based video CDN and B2B/B2C collaboration solution acquired by YouNow. Among his previous positions, Amir was VP Products & Marketing for the Technology Business Unit of RADVISION, an Avaya company.



14.00
SD-WAN & SASE: Friends or Foes?
Implementing a SASE architectural framework can be realized in many different ways, but which one is a good match for enterprises? Freedom of choice and being mindful of vendor lock-in are just 2 important considerations to take into account. Discussing a practical approach to SASE while leveraging the strengths and installing the base of a Service Provider’s integrated SD-WAN solution.

Saurabh Sandhir, Head of Nuage Networks, Nokia

Saurabh Sandhir leads the team at Nuage Networks, bringing over 16 years of experience leading cross-functional engineering, product management and marketing teams focused on networking software products.   Most recently, Saurabh was Head of Technology Strategy, CTO office at Ericsson. Prior to his role at Ericsson, Saurabh held a variety of leadership roles during his 13 year tenure at Juniper Networks. He was the head of the NFV platform product line for both engineering and product management functions. Saurabh also headed the Network Programmability (Junos SDK) product line at Juniper and the development of the industry’s first network API toolkit for developers. This group was also instrumental in defining the marketing blueprint for the introduction of software products in a thus so far hardware centric industry.   Saurabh played key roles in building Juniper’s SDN partner and channel programs and defining the SDN architecture/strategy leading to the acquisition of Contrail Systems. Saurabh has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, a Masters in Computer Science from Purdue University and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.

14.20
How SASE Has Been Taken Hostage by Marketing and a Toolkit to Set it Free
We are in a situation where the market observer or enterprise customer is under constant assault from marketeers explaining how their product or their service is SASE ready, SASE compliant or SASE leading. Highlighting some of the SASE marketing strategies and how they risk creating confusion for customers who want to do the right thing for their network and for their business.

Daniel Burke, Product Manager, Lumen
14.40
How a Multi-service Edge Cloud solution Enables Evolution to Next-generation SD-WAN and SASE
Insights into the enterprise trends and applications that are driving the need to evolve SD-WAN and SASE in a multi-cloud or hybrid environment including perspective on the key ingredients of a next generation, cloud-native SD-WAN and SASE environment.

Speaker from Ciena
15.00
Go-to-market with an Industry-leading SD-WAN Service Quickly
With the market for SD WAN expected to exceed $4.6 billion by 2023, driven by enterprise cloud adoption and new requirements for security at the network edge, having a complete enterprise SD WAN offering with global scalability is a must-have for today’s service providers.

André Quicheron, SI, DC & Tech Partnerships Director, Colt
15.20
Re-thinking the Enterprise WAN for a "Work from anywhere" Future
Looking at the emerging best practices for the new network, and the role that technologies like SASE and multi-cloud networking can play as a modern network foundation. Discussing the future of managed services and SLAs in tomorrow’s enterprise WAN.

Ciaran Roche, CTO, Coevolve

Ciaran Roche is the Co-Founder and CTO of Coevolve. Ciaran has over 20 years of experience delivering networking solutions for global enterprise clients.  Prior to founding Coevolve, Ciaran worked in a variety of consulting and service provider roles in Europe and the US, including managing technical consulting teams and negotiating complex global agreements for large enterprises.  Ciaran has a strong background in Internet-based technologies and multi-cloud networking, with a focus on the integration of these technologies into existing environments. At Coevolve, Ciaran is responsible for the telco-independent SD-WAN, SASE and multi-cloud networking solutions delivered to clients, along with the definition of new products and services. Ciaran is based in Chicago, USA.

15.40
Coffee/Exhibition/Networking Break


16.10
The Value of a Truly Universal uCPE for SD-WAN and SASE
SD-WAN and SASE may seem to be very different approaches to secure edge access. But they are both commonly deployed as dedicated appliances. An open uCPE platform is a much better choice for either. uCPE provides service choice and agility on a future-proof platform.

Prayson Pate, SVP Solutions Marketing and CTO Edge Cloud, ADVA

Prayson Pate is SVP Solutions Marketing and CTO Edge Cloud at ADVA, where he is an evangelist for network functions virtualization (NFV) who speaks at industry events and writes on this subject and other areas of innovation.   Prayson has worked at Siecor FiberLAN, Bell Northern Research (BNR), and Larscom. He then became a co-founder at Overture Networks, which was acquired by his current employer ADVA.   Prayson is a named inventor on nine patents. He has degrees from Duke University and North Carolina State University.

16.30
vCPE Evolution
Delivering an overview of the evolution of vCPE → SD-WAN → SASE + MultiCloud, and the new battle over the middle-mile. Especially given what we see from carriers, hyperscalers and new companies.

Roy Chua, Founder and Principal at AvidThink

Roy Chua is Founder and Principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research group. Prior to co-founding SDxCentral and running its research and product teams, Roy was a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 and startup technology companies on go-to-market and product consulting.  As an early proponent of the software-defined infrastructure movement, Roy is a frequent speaker at technology events in the telco and cloud space and a regular contributor to leading online publications. A graduate of UC Berkeley's electrical engineering and computer science program and MIT's Sloan School of Business, Roy has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups.

 


16.50
The Telco Approach to SASE and SD-WAN
A lot has been discussed and written about SASE vendors and how SD-WAN & security vendors make their move to a SASE offering to their enterprise customers.

The Telcos that own network assets and billing relationships with the enterprises have an unfair advantage when it comes to offering SASE to their customers.

What are the common product and service approaches Telcos take to keep their feet in this market of enterprise connectivity and security?


Chairman
Amir Zmora, CEO & Co-founder, flexiWAN

Amir Zmora is CEO & Co-founder of flexiWAN, the world’s first Open Source SD-WAN & SASE.  Before starting flexiWAN, Amir was CEO & Co-founder of SwitchRTC, a Real-time, interactive WebRTC based video CDN and B2B/B2C collaboration solution acquired by YouNow. Among his previous positions, Amir was VP Products & Marketing for the Technology Business Unit of RADVISION, an Avaya company.


Franck Morales, Vice President of Connectivity Services, Orange Business Services

Franck Morales is Vice President of Connectivity Services at Orange Business Services. With more than 30 years of industry experience, he has extensive knowledge of the global telecom ecosystem, with a focus on product and strategic planning for both fixed and mobile technologies.   Since 2013, Franck has led the Orange Business Services connectivity portfolio and was instrumental in the company’s global transformation towards SD-WAN, orchestration, and virtualization.   Franck is a frequent speaker promoting SDx technologies at industry conferences, including MEF, Cisco Live, SD-WAN Summit and other industry partner events. He is keen to share the Orange experience, resources and leadership gained from his work with the LSO SONATA program to new service developments, such as SD-WAN, to ensure broad adoption in the industry.   Franck’s entire career has been centered on the B-to-B sector and managing strategic industry partnerships. From 2006-2008 Franck Morales was the co-chair of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and in 2020, he was appointed as a Board Director of the MEF in 2020 and re-elected to the post in 2021.


Valentin Mallet, Head of Solutions WAN/SDWAN & Cybersecurity, Bouygues Telecom Enterprises

Daniel Burke, Product Manager, Lumen

Maher El Fekih, Regional Sales Director FR, Benelux and South, Colt Technology Services


17.50
End of Conference Day Two